Nelson A. Ruiz

Welcome to my website.

I am a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Government Department at the University of Essex. I am also a research associate at the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) at the University of Oxford and an Associate Member at Nuffield College. Before, I was Leverhulme Early Career Fellow and Lecturer at DPIR/Oxford and a Non-Stipendiary Research Fellow at Nuffield College. My research interests are in the political economy of development. Within this field, the main topic I am interested in is the role of money in politics.

Before I was a post-doctoral researcher at ETH-Zurich Public Policy Group (Chair: Dominik Hangartner), a fellow at Harvard-IQSS and I was part of the Visiting Scholars Program at NYU-Politics department. I completed my PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I am also an affiliate staff at the University of Oxford's Latin American Centre, and an adjunct prof at Universidad del Rosario Economics Department where I teach over summers.

Before academia, I used to work at the Inter-American Development Bank as a research fellow evaluating development projects in the field across Latin America.

You can find my CV here.

And more about my research here.

Contact :

Email: nelson.ruiz[at]